[XXX/I] THE 34TH DAY T MINUS THIRTY: THE KA, THE BA, AND THE KA BA LAW

THE ARCH OF HADRIAN

 

(VIII) “In the year A. D. 117 Trajan attempted to return to Italy, but was taken sick en route, and died at Selinus, in Cilicia. His reign had covered a period of nineteen years, being the longest since the days of Tiberius. Without the literary culture of his predecessors, Trajan had surpassed them all in wisdom, prudence, and devotion to the interests of the state. His liberality and generous conduct well deserved the fame which was accorded to his own and after times, and title of the Best was a not undeserved recognition of his great merits as a ruler. The Empire passed peaceably to PUBLIUS AELIUS HADRIANUS, commonly called Hadrian.

 

[EXCERPT FROM PAGE THREE ZERO THREE WITHIN VOLUME THREE OF RIDPATH’S HISTORY OF THE WORLD, FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, MDCCCXCIV]